Special Issue "Green Building"
A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 April 2015)
Prof. Dr. Derek Clements-Croome
School of the Built Environment, Whiteknights, University of Reading, PO Box 219, Reading RG6 6AW, UK
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Interests: design and management of intelligent buildings; sustainable healthy buildings; environmental sensory design; green building; creating productive workplaces
Sustainable, green buildings attract a lot of attention. The language used to describe these buildings has become prolix. Buildings are complex because they comprise of many systems that are designed and managed by many professionals with different educational backgrounds. Buildings are for people and communities and they can improve the quality of life in terms of not only convenience, but also in terms of health and well-being. However, buildings do consume lots of materials, energy, and water. Also, they generate waste and can pollute, such that one needs to account for social, environmental, and economic factors to ensure that buildings reduce, reuse, and recycle resources.
We invite papers that consider innovative outlooks, case studies or research that can influence the design, management, and operation of buildings and infrastructures now and in the future. Are our ratings tools adequate? How do we deal with holistic problems? Do we need new disciplines? Can a value culture replace the traditional short-term cost tenor still prevalent in the construction industry? These, and many more questions, need consideration. Papers from a wide range of disciplines are welcome.
Prof. Dr. Derek Clements-Croome
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